Welcome to North Borough Junior School’s SEN and Inclusion Department.
Our team consists of:
Hannah Slattery – SENCo
Julie Attaway - SENCo Assistant
Candice Robinson – Family Liaison Officer
Should you wish to speak with a member of our inclusion team please telephone the school office (01622 754708). You can ask to be put through to our SENCo or choose option 3 to speak with our Family Liaison Officer
The school values the abilities and achievements of all its pupils. We endeavour to provide the best learning opportunities for each pupil, in order to help them achieve their very best. Special Educational Needs are identified early and the school works closely to plan a curriculum to meet the children’s needs, this starts in the classroom but may also involve additional interventions to support a pupil’s needs.
There is a SEN team led by the SENCo who are here to provide additional support in school to those pupils who may require it. If necessary, we involve outside agencies or further specialist advice and support in order to provide the best outcomes for our pupil’s.
We work in partnership with the children, parents, carers, specialists and governors to provide the correct support.
Please find below the schools SEND policy and the schools offer which is adapted from the local education authority offer.
Click here for our SEND policy.
Click here for out NBJS SEND information booklet
The Local Offer
This link will direct you to the Kent Local Officer for Special Educational Needs and Disability.
Click here for our NBJS local offer information
Please click here to be directed to Bower Grove's Parent Support Newsletter . You will find details about the parent workshops taking place this term. They are free for parents to attend and you do not need to book.
- Friday 24th January - 10.15am–11.40 at Bower Grove School
Emily Upfield – Emotional Wellbeing Officer will be talking about ‘Managing my Mood and our inner Monkey workshops’ that have been created and delivered to some of the students at Bower Grove School. Adapted from the ‘My Hidden Chimp’ book by Professor Steve Peters, the workshops aim to help young people understand what is going on for them when they behave and act in a way that they don’t really want to.
- Friday 7th February - 10.15am-11.40 at Bower Grove School
Vicky Edwards, Kent Pact (Parents and Carers together) will be discussing Kent Pact a ‘project’ led by Space2beme (A local charity supporting children and young people with additional needs) who are also supported by three other parent led charities across Kent. Kent Pact is a new project and many of you may have been involved with the former (KPCF). Kent Pact empower and enable members (free to join) to share their views and make them known at a strategic level.
- Friday 24th April - 10.15am–11.40 at Bower Grove School
Ruth Smith - Speech and Language Therapist will be joining us to outline some key strategies that are available and top tips for parents/carers in supporting their child's speech, language and
communication skills. Open to all parents and carers of children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition or Special Educational Needs.